Our expert says:
I am not sure what non-invasive methods you had in mind. I also don't know what your symptoms are. With a 14 week size uterus, you could just leave it and do nothing if it is not causing serious problems.
If you are in good health with no illnesses, one would not expect major complications from an anaesthetic. Presumably your mother's complications were related to her diabetes.
Myomectomies are far more difficult operations than a hysterectomy as the fibroid has to be cut out of the muscle of the uterus and torrential bleeding sometimes occurs. Your doctor has to ask you to sign for a hysterectomy in case this happens as you could bleed to death if this was not done in those circumstances. the same applies to leaving or keeping the cervix. It would depend how the fibroid has distorted the anatomy and what is safest to do. This can only be assessed at the time of surgery when everything can be clearly seen.
Good luck with your decision.
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